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18 March 2020

French local elections: CWI candidate elected

Leïla Messaoudi of Gauche Révolutionnaire was elected to the local council of Petit-Quevilly in the city of Rouen

18 March 2020

United States: private healthcare exposed as Trump throws money at markets

Capitalism and the political duopoly of the Democratic and Republican parties are to blame for the US's incompetent response to Covid-19

18 March 2020

'Health not profit' strike wave sweeps Italy

Under pressure from the bosses' organisation many workers are still expected to go to work, often on overcrowded public transport

11 March 2020

How can Trump be ousted from the White House?

The turmoil in the US Democratic primary battles reflects all of the tensions in US society.

11 March 2020

Italy on lockdown: lack of resources and democracy causes panic

"That's six weeks without any money. How am I supposed to feed my kids? The government is doing nothing to help us. And the health service is on the verge of collapse.", said Jo, a teacher from Bologna

11 March 2020

Greece-Turkey border refugee crisis

A new refugee crisis has erupted on the Greek-Turkish border. The trigger for this has been the conflict between the regimes of Turkey and Syria, backed by Russia, in the disputed Idlib region of Syria

11 March 2020

South Korea shows capitalism has money to respond to coronavirus

Korea has been pretty good. Local councils are giving money to low earners to help with rent. Anyone who needs to get the test and potential treatment receives it free. And if you have to self-quarantine

4 March 2020

A legacy of women workers and the class struggle

International Women's Day, with its history of being rooted in struggle, has, in recent years, been diminished. Big business increasingly uses it as a cynical opportunity to give the illusion of being progressive and inclusive. Sinead Daly looks at the real history of International Working Women's Day and the socialist ideas it inspires today.

4 March 2020

India: Bloody pogrom fuelled by Modi's sectarianism

Coinciding with US president Donald Trump's official visit to India, Hindu nationalist mobs - fired-up by ruling party BJP agitators - carried out a bloody pogrom in Muslim neighbourhoods of the capital New Delhi

26 February 2020

Germany: Right-wing terror attacks - fight racism, fight capitalism!

The murder of nine people in two shisha bars in the German town of Hanau by a fascist gunman is the third fatal right-wing terrorist attack in the country in just nine months. But as Sasha Staničić (Sol - CWI, Germany - national spokesperson) explains, the laments of establishment politicians over such attacks will not eradicate the far-right threat.

26 February 2020

Northern Ireland's strike wave

Northern Ireland's government was suspended between 2017 and 2020 after the sectarian parties refused to reach a power-sharing agreement following the 'cash for ash' scandal. Now a strike wave has forced them and the bosses to give ground.

19 February 2020

Coronavirus crisis shakes Chinese regime

Will the regime's initial denial of the problem and punishment of those who raised the alarm have major political consequences?

19 February 2020

Yemen's desperate civil war fuelled by imperialism and regional powers

Only unified, revolutionary movement of working class and poor can end the turmoil: The final article in our series on the Middle East

12 February 2020

Sinn Fein harnesses working-class anger to top poll

The general election in Ireland saw a seismic change in the electoral landscape, with a big surge in support for Sinn Féin.

12 February 2020

Lebanon - mass protests cut across sectarian division

In the following article - the fourth in a continuing series in the Socialist on countries in turmoil in the Middle East - Socialist Party national committee member Iain Dalton looks at the most recent protests shaking the political establishment in Lebanon

5 February 2020

Israel/Palestine: Trump 'peace plan' promises further conflict

The recent 'deal' announced by US President Donald Trump and enthusiastically endorsed by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was billed as a 'Middle East peace plan'. But as the Economist journal wrote: "As a blueprint for a two-state solution it was dead on arrival".

5 February 2020

Syria: Assad regime consolidates power after brutal counterrevolution

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has succeeded, for now, in defeating the revolutionary uprising and subsequent armed rebellion that has swept over the country since the 'Arab Spring' of 2011.

29 January 2020

Trump's trashing of the environment - Dump the capitalist profit system!

At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, US president Donald Trump attacked those calling for meaningful action to halt catastrophic, capitalist-induced climate change as "prophets of doom".

29 January 2020

CWI round-up

Abbey Trotsky of the Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI, Nigeria) faces four cases against him in separate courts, writes The Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) is the socialist international organisation to which the Socialist Party in England and Wales is affiliated. CWI members here in Britain, those in other countries are involved in workers' struggles and developing socialist ideas in order to fundamentally change society.

29 January 2020

Libya: Civil war and chaos follow interventions by world and regional powers

It is almost nine years since the Nato-led military intervention in Libya, and the country is still a mess, split between conflicting forces, backed by western capitalist powers, Russia, and regional powers Turkey and Saudi Arabia. An ongoing series of 'peace' summits hosted by various world powers have failed to resolve an increasingly violent civil war. In the second of our series on the Middle East, Tom Baldwin explains how imperialism brought about this chaos and why the current conflict can only be resolved by an independent revolutionary movement of workers and the poor.


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